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Effective Nov. 1, 2023, clients and families, visitors, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask while moving throughout the hospital, including while in elevators, in spaces where clients receive care or participate in research. A medical grade mask will be available upon entry.

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Volunteer requirements:

Volunteering at Holland Bloorview is a commitment. Our clients rely on you, the volunteer, to participate in programs. These are the requirements to volunteer at Holland Bloorview:

  • 14 or 15 years of age with either Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross Lifesaving Society Award for the Aquatics program only*
  • 15 years of age with previous FIRST Robotics experience for the Robotics program only*
  • At least 16 years of age 
  • Previous experience working with children and/or persons with disabilities preferred
  • A positive attitude and willingness to try new things


A commitment of 1 shift per week (approximately 3 hours a week) until the program end date, typically in June (a minimum of 75 hours) is required to volunteer in our full year/school year placement at Holland Bloorview. Volunteer shifts occur at the same time and day each week, including during exam periods.

You must be able to complete all mandatory online and in-person orientations and trainings.

Application Process:

Applications for our 2023-2024 Year Round/School year opportunities are now open. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled.

*Please note that our Aquatics and Robotics programs are now full. We are only accepting applications for those 16 years and above. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a volunteer position. We will be contacting only those applicants selected for an interview. In the event that a suitable volunteer position is not available at the time your application is received, your application will be retained for a period of 1 year, and will be reviewed periodically as volunteer positions become open.


Volunteers must participate in the hospital's screening process and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements. Volunteers may be required to wear a mask and goggles/face shield for the duration of a volunteer shift. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided by the hospital.

**Aquatics Instructors and volunteers in community programs will not wear medical procedure masks while working in the pool but will be required to mask while in the other areas of the hospital.

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: Holland Bloorview has implemented a vaccine mandate policy, in unison with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and CHEO. The vaccine mandate applies to staff, volunteers, and learners. For more information, please click here.